Actor (Leonardo DiCaprio)
Supporting Actor (Jonah Hill)
Directing (Martin Scorsese)
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Leonardo DiCaprio is one of my all-time favorite actors. I was perhaps mildly obsessed with him in my younger years. And while I think he did have a great performance in this movie, I really didn't like the film overall. It was just too much for me...especially since it is based on a true story. There was too much vulgarity. Too much nudity and unnecessary demeaning sexual acts and references. Too much positivity regarding drugs and alcohol. Too much disgusting behavior. And also WAY too long! I do think the story itself is an interesting one, but I believe I would have rather read about it than seen it. As I mentioned, Leo does a great job acting, but it was all just too much to take in for me. There was one particular scene toward the end that I am sure was a doozie to film that had me laughing for a bit, but otherwise I just felt gross watching this one. Though it did have a handful of comical moments, I don't really recommend it at all.
Did you see The Wolf of Wall Street? What did you think?